Office tale of Jolin Matraku, designer and illustrator

Stay motivated. Motivation pushes the work forward
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Who are you :

I am Jolin, designer and illustrator.

Your current job :

Creating beautiful things.


In which city are you located?

Tirana, Albania

A word to define what kind of worker you are :



What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)

My laptop, notebook and a coffee are the essentials, everything else is replaceable.


What does your office space look like?

There’s a bed next to my work station, so pretty awesome.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?

I usually have TV series playing on the background, for some sort of reason it helps me concentrate.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?

I make a list of things I have to do and throw it in the trash, works like a charm.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Stay cool and relaxed. Don’t freak out about what others do, you don’t need to compare yourself to others. I think progress comes from self-improvement rather than comparison.


You're better than your colleagues to :

I don’t compare myself to others.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

If you’re happy and you know clap your hands.


What is your best tip for saving time ?

Stay motivated. Motivation pushes the work forward

What is your routine start and end of the day ?

I start it with coffee and end it with coffee.


Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?

A decent book and a strong espresso